GeForce 9800 GX2

Looking around http://www.nvidia.com I came across with, which seems to be one of the best video cards ever made.

GeForce 9800 GX2

The NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GX2 is a über-powered, dual GPU-based graphics card that powers extreme HD gaming and provides a complete, high def entertainment experience for the PC.

With two on-board GPUs, a GeForce® 9800 GX2-based graphics solution is bar-none the fastest graphics card available, and when paired with a 7 Series NVIDIA nForce® motherboard, creates the latest in a line of powerful NVIDIA gaming platforms. Be blown away by scorching frame rates, true-to-life extreme HD gaming, and picture-perfect Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.


Unreal Tournament 3 image captured on NVIDIA GPU. Provided by Epic.
Lightning speed graphics performance
The dual-GPU engine has 256 screaming fast stream processors and a 1GB framebuffer, allowing it to perform 30 to 50% faster across games than the previous performance leading GeForce 8800 Ultra GPU.
Picture-Perfect HD
Extreme HD game play, unsurpassed movie picture quality, and elegant design are at your fingertips with the GeForce 9800 GX2-based graphics card. Now you can be right in the middle of the action – whether you’re fragging the enemy or watching an HD movie, your experience will be ultra-realistic.
Features to up the ante
An ESA-enabled control panel provides a state-of-the-art interface for performance tuning and monitoring of your graphics card. Plus, HybridPower™ technology gives you optimal power savings by letting you switch from your GeForce 9800 GX2-based GPU to your motherboard GPU for everyday computing.

 

 

Probably the most anticipated

card in the GeForce 9 series, the 9800 GX2 is based on Nvidia’s very successful G92 cores (G92-450 or D9E-40 to be precise). Similar to the 7950 GX2, this card is also a dual-PCB, dual-core card…


…Due to manufacturer’s restriction, they could only run 3DMark06 at 1280×768. This resulted in a CPU-limited situation at this low resolution, thus the testers added in the 4xAA (level 7) and 16xAF to keep the card busy. Despite the limitations and their failure to get hold of a 8800GTS 512 card, the 9800GX2 managed to beat the top-of-the-line Ultra by a margin of 22.4%…

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